SmallDoubleRandomKnockOut

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. d4 c5
Clock started on 1/17/2020
2. e3 cxd4 3. exd4 Ng6 4. Nc3 b6 5. Ng3 Bb7 6. f3 O-O 7. a4 d5 8. Bb5 Nc6 9. Nxd5 Qd8 10. Ne3 Qxd4 11. Rd1 Qe5 12. Nd5 Na5 13. f4 Qd6 14. Nc3 Qb4 15. Rd4 Qc5 16. Be3 Bd6 17. Nge4 Bxe4 18. Rxe4 Qc7 19. f5 Ne5 20. Qd1 Nec4 21. Bc1 Qc5 22. Nd5 e6 23. fxe6 fxe6 24. Ne3 Nxe3 25. Bxe3 Qd5 26. Rd4 Qe5 27. Rxd6 Qxe3 28. Ra3 Qe5 29. Rf3 Nb7 30. Rd7 Nc5 31. Rxa7 Qb8 32. Re7
White win

Pieces are set up according to Chess960 rules, however unlike Fischer Random Chess, black and white have different starting positions.

1. Rules of the game

All Chess960 rules are in place, with one exception: black initial setup does not mirror white, it is independently randomly selected. Castling is allowed and works as in Chess960.

Because the initial position may give a significant advantage to one player, it is suggested that you play parallel games with colours reversed (you can select this option on the 'challenge' page).

Example initial position (one of ... plenty):

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2. Hints

As it was already told, the initial position may give significant advantage to some player. For example while stronger player easily won this game being black, he had to work hard to secure draw in this one with white - surely in this setup black has more active and aggressive pieces.

Most of the advice shown on Chess960 page is valid, but one must be twice as careful, considering the fact that the pieces are assymetrically placed and both players have different problems and different opportunities.

 

3. Example games and maneouvres

Bishop steals the pawn - bishop capture looks suicidal at the first sight, but Qxc4 fails to cxd4. Interesting use of the rook initially placed on the c file.

Activate your pieces - white temporarily sacrifices the queen for two minors, to crush the opponent thanks to beautifully coordinated pieces.

More links to instructive/interesting Double Fischer Random games played on SchemingMind are welcome


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